Birthdays in Sport on October 19

  • 1860 Affie Jarvis, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests, 18 dismissals; South Australia), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1933)
  • 1873 Bart King, American cricket pioneer (North America's greatest all-rounder; helped develop art of swing bowling), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)

Jaap Eden

1873 Jaap Eden, Dutch athlete (World Cycling C'ship gold 10k 1894, sprint 1895; World Speed Skating C'ship gold allround 1893, 95, 96), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1925)

  • 1876 Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1907, 08; NL wins leader 1909; MLB ERA leader 1906; Chicago Cubs), born in Nyesville, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • 1896 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball catcher (World Series, NL MVP 1926, St. Louis Cardinals) and manager (St.L Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • 1896 Nat Holman, American Basketball HOF coach (NCAA, NIT C'ships 1950 CCNY), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • 1900 Bill Ponsford, Australian cricket batsman (29 Tests @ 48 22, 7 x 100s; 1st-class 13,819 runs @ 65.18; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1991)
  • 1900 Roy Worters, Canadian Hockey HOF goaltender (Hart Memorial Trophy 1929; Vezina Trophy 1931; NY Americans), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1957)
  • 1903 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), born in Kalmar län, Sweden (d. 1971)
  • 1910 Vic Ghezzi, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1941), born in Rumson, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • 1914 Harold Gimblett, English cricket batsman (3 Tests, 1 x 50; 265 career FC sixes; Somerset CCC), born in Bicknoller, England (d. 1978)
  • 1921 Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer striker (33 caps; AC Milan; Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Balbir Singh Snr., Indian field hockey centre forward (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56) and coach (World Cup gold 1975), born in Haripur Khalsa, India (d. 2020)
  • 1931 Atsushi Miyagi, Japanese tennis player (US Open doubles 1955 [with Kosei Kamo] first Japanese players to win a Grand Slam event), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2021)
  • 1933 Brian Booth, Australian cricket batsman (29 Tests @ 42.21, 5 x 100s, 10 x 50s; NSW), born in Bathurst, Australia
  • 1933 Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1934 Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)
  • 1935 Agne Simonsson, Swedish soccer striker (51 caps; Örgryte IS, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad) and manager (Örgryte IS, BK Häcken), born in Göteborg, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • 1936 Dimitrios Stefanakos, Greek soccer defender (7 caps; Olympiacos FC), born in Kalamata, Greece (d. 2021)
  • 1937 Marilyn Bell, Canadian swimmer
  • 1940 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68), (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Michael Findlay, cricket wicket-keeper (WI early 70's)
  • 1943 Takis Ikonomopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1944 Vasilis Botinos, Greek soccer winger (12 caps; Olympiacos FC 140 games, 120 goals), born in Volos, Greece (d. 2022)
  • 1946 Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
  • 1949 Lynn Dickey, American NFL quarterback (All Pro 1983; Green Bay Packers 1976-85), born in Paola, Kansas
  • 1954 Joe Bryant, American basketball player
  • 1954 Sam Allardyce, English football manager
  • 1955 Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1956 Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1956 Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver
  • 1960 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), born in Campbell River, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • 1961 David Egerton, English rugby union #8 (7 caps; Bath Rugby) and broadcaster (BBC), born in Pinner, England (d. 2021)
  • 1961 Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)

Evander Holyfield

1962 Evander Holyfield, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1988) and world champion (1990-92), born in Atmore, Alabama

  • 1963 Jim Dombrowski, NFL guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1964 Webster Slaughter, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1965 Brad Daugherty, American basketball center (NBA All-Star 1988, 89, 91–93; Cleveland Cavaliers) and broadcaster (ESPN College Basketball & NASCAR), born in Black Mountain, North Carolina
  • 1966 Dave Veres, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1969 Erwin Sánchez, Bolivian footballer and manager, born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  • 1969 Zdeno Ciger, Slovak NHL player (Edmonton Oilers), born in Martin, Czechoslovakia
  • 1970 Chamara Dunusinghe, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lanka 1995)
  • 1972 Glen Anthony Mitchell, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1972 Marc Newfield, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1972 Megan Still, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Otto Steffers, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1972 Reggie Rusk, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1973 Robert Tate, wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973 Shi Ting Wang, Tainan Taiwan, tennis star (1994 Taipei)
  • 1974 Percy Ellsworth, safety (NY Giants)
  • 1976 Michael Young, baseball player
  • 1977 Raúl Tamudo, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1978 James Roberts, British Ice Hockey Player
  • 1978 Zakhar Dubenskiy, Russian footballer
  • 1979 José Luis "Parejita" López, Mexican footballer
  • 1981 Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver
  • 1982 Gonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer
  • 1982 Louis Oosthuizen, South African golfer (British Open 2010; runner-up in all 4 major events), born in Mossel Bay, South Africa